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The Farmer Restaurant at the Pleasanton Hotel

Original post made by bobbi on Aug 9, 2009

this place ROCKS! awesome food, inviting decor and wonderful servers. What a great addition to downtown!
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Posted by J, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 10, 2009 at 10:34 am

Thanks for the feedback. We walked by on Sunday, and opted to try a restaurant further down the road as we had no idea what the cuisine was, and thought we might be underdressed (were wearing shorts and tank tops). Guess we will have to swing by and try the place

Posted by At Least We Have a Sister City, a resident of Mohr Park
on Aug 10, 2009 at 7:19 pm

Uh, Right.

Let's go there for Weddings, Sunday Brunch, and afternoon Teas with the visiting family.

Guess we're off to Livermore… again.

Posted by At Least We Have a Sister City, a resident of Mohr Park
on Aug 10, 2009 at 7:32 pm

On second thought maybe SDE isn't such a bad idea after all.

Straight shot to the real deal.

Posted by B, a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Aug 11, 2009 at 8:30 am

We went there Saturday night in hopes of it having changed - very disappointed. Same smell, wine was bad and beer was even bad - from a bottle. Anyway, it is the same old place just different name. Bummer!!

Posted by Lisa, a resident of Foothill Knolls
on Aug 11, 2009 at 8:31 am

Unethical owner...

Posted by Cindy, a resident of Danbury Park
on Aug 11, 2009 at 8:52 am

My husband and I stoppped at the Farmer Restaraunt for dinner Wednesday before taking a stroll down Main Street. We started with the Italian sausage stuffed mushrooms...yummy. The dinner salad was fresh and crisp. I ordered the NY steak done rare. It was the best steak I've had out in a very long time. In fact, it was better than Haps. My husband ordered the sole, it was steamy hot and fresh. For dessert, we ordered the pecan caramel cake, again we were not disappointed.
The staff was friendly and attentive. We had met Jason, our server, at Haps before meeting him again at the Farmer.
We'll be back for lunch to try the fried chicken, the signature dish. Our friends had the fried chicken for dinner and had a doggie bag with enough chicken for another meal.
The Farmer Restaraunt is a welcome addition to the downtown Pleasanton dining experience.

Posted by Judy, a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Aug 11, 2009 at 9:09 am

I went there for lunch last friday and didn't want to like it at all. The service was great and the food was terrific. I really didn't want to like anything about it but, I can't say enough good about it. I can hardly wait to go back.

Posted by happy, a resident of California Reflections
on Aug 11, 2009 at 9:53 am

My boyfriend & I went to Farmers Friday evening for a drink. Had to admit, wasn't too bad. Great live band called The Black Pearl Project (If I recall correctly?!). The crowd still was alittle older than we prefer. Deanna, the blonde bartnder, was very personable and nice. Waitresses were attentive and friendly as well. Apparently, the previous Fri and Sat nights had drawn in a good crowd to the bar area, as well as the Wed night street fair. I'd try it again!

Posted by What?, a resident of Downtown
on Aug 11, 2009 at 9:59 am


That's a bit of a bait and switch or drive by, so can you clarify?

Posted by Lisa, a resident of the Foothill Knolls neighborhood, 1 hour ago

Unethical owner...

Posted by Smell?, a resident of Danbury Park
on Aug 11, 2009 at 10:00 am

That "smell" is mold and rot in the guts of the neglected building.

Posted by Jeffery H, a resident of Downtown
on Aug 11, 2009 at 10:14 am

Highlight of the place was their "Blues on the Patio" series each Thursday the past 8-10 years. They brought in quality bands from throughout the bay area. A few of the bands like Johnny Nitro, Kathleen Cairns, and others truly had the place overflowing with people eating, drinking, and enjoying our summers. Need to get back some basics.

Posted by Charley J., a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 11, 2009 at 11:12 am

Are the people posting the really nasty comments here competitors? It sounds like the stuff you see on review sites these days. The competitors of a business make posts trashing a place - hence making the sites worthless.

Posted by anony, a resident of Amador Estates
on Aug 11, 2009 at 12:30 pm

why is this owner/restaurant unethical? please do tell.

Posted by heather, a resident of Amador Estates
on Aug 19, 2009 at 7:07 pm

KARMA - they hired a theif - so who knows how long the restaurant will stay open.

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